Month – September 2011

New York Clerk Refuses To Do Her Job – Marry Gay Couples

By Claire Gordon, AOL Jobs When New York became the latest state to allow same-sex marriage this summer, thousands rejoiced and thousands did not. But a few town clerks were suddenly faced with an inescapable moral and legal dilemma: They were opposed to gay marriage, but their job now required that they authorize them. This was the predicament facing Rose Marie Belforti in Ledyard, a… Read the rest

Gays Are “More Dangerous” Than Terrorists (According To One Law Maker)

The Human Rights Campaign reports, Just  last week, Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern told a talk show host that homosexuality is a bigger threat to the United States than terrorism. Sorry,  WHAT? That’s  right. Kern claimed that because young people learn that “homosexuality is normal and natural” and because they’re “bombarded” with it every day, it is “more dangerous” than terrorist attacks. It’s vile. Tell… Read the rest

HBO Presents the 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Oct. 13 to 16, 2011

LIGHTS! CAMERA! COMMUNITY! / FLGLFF Announces Film Schedule – Featured Films Include Dramas, Comedies, Shorts and More MIAMI – September 16, 2011 –Now in its third year as a stand-alone festival, the Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is unveiling a dynamic roster of 17 films for the 2011 season, announced Franc Castro, executive director of the festival.  New for this year will be… Read the rest


Washington, DC – The AIDS Institute (TAI) is proud to announce that the 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) will take place on September 18th. The campaign theme is “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be”. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report published that persons aged 50 and older accounted for approximately:… Read the rest

Tampa Bay Red Ribbon Run Thursday evening December 1st.   We are proud to share with you Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner’s letter of support for this year’s Tampa Bay Red Ribbon Run. Please join Kevin and hundreds our our community friends by participating in this life saving event. Thank you, Michael Ruppal, Executive Director The AIDS Institute Lorraine Langlois, Executive Director Metro Wellness and Community Centers   Dear Friends, It is my… Read the rest

National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day Media Advisory

Washington, DC – September 18, 2011 marks the 4th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) a campaign lead by The AIDS Institute. This year’s theme is “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be.”To date, there are over twenty events occurring in 10 states across the country for individuals to participate on or around September 18th. A complete… Read the rest

In Suburb, Battle Goes Public on Bullying of Gay Students – Blog Flash   U.S. In Suburb, Battle Goes Public on Bullying of Gay Students By ERIK ECKHOLM Published: September 13, 2011 A sprawling suburban school system north of Minneapolis is caught in the eye of one of the country’s hottest culture wars: how homosexuality should be discussed in the schools.  Read More..   This is a Blog Flash.  It is not available… Read the rest

Arthur Evans, Leader in Gay Rights Fight, Dies at 68

GayWeb Source – Blog Flash U.S. Arthur Evans, Leader in Gay Rights Fight, Dies at 68 By DOUGLAS MARTIN Published: September 14, 2011 Mr. Evans helped form and lead the movement that coalesced after gay people and their supporters protested a 1969 police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village gay bar.  Read More…   This is a Blog Flash.  It is not… Read the rest

Flying Handbags – Gay Men Only Dating Site, Recently Launched

Recently launched, Flying Handbags is a cheeky, brand new gay men only, dating site, with a humorous atmosphere that invites it’s members to flirt outrageously and chat or just find a new friend. The sites humourous approach encourages interaction and allows basic search and initial contact to all who sign up to chat with it’s current 43,000 and growing membership base. The look and feel… Read the rest


  ( Washington, DC -The AIDS Institute (TAI) is excited to announce that the social media guide and event evaluation form is available for use for the 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) scheduled for September 18, 2011. The theme for NHAAAD is “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be”.  TAI and the NHAAAD Steering Committee encourage organizations… Read the rest

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